Getting Started With Firefox Addons

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Getting Started With Firefox Addons

  1. 1. an introduction to firefox extensions
  2. 2. <ul><li>Firefox is free, open source, and works on both PCs and Macs. </li></ul><ul><li>It is more secure than Internet Explorer. </li></ul><ul><li>Each version incorporates features that make it easier and better to use. </li></ul><ul><li>It is customizable. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Themes: changes the look and feel of the browser </li></ul><ul><li>Add-ons: adds extra features to the browser </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll look at add-ons today. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>An add-on is a small program that you can add to your browser. Typically installation is extremely easy and gives you a lot of extra features. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sure! This picture comes from the lower left hand side of my browser. Each picture represents an add-on. Let’s take a look at the Z one.
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Zotero homepage can be found here: http://www.zotero.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>You can find it on the firefox add-on page here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=zotero </li></ul><ul><li>If you do research, get ready, because this add-on could change your life! </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Click on “Add to Firefox” </li></ul><ul><li>When prompted, click the “Install Now” button </li></ul><ul><li>Restart Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>You’re done! </li></ul>
  8. 8. You can use Zotero to collect resources for your research, to keep your research notes, and to do parenthetical citation and to generate your bibliography!
  9. 9. Do you see the blue book to the far right of the address bar? If you click this book, the source on the website is added to Zotero. That’s it. Citing for your papers has never been easier.
  10. 10. <ul><li>So, you can see that at least one Firefox extension could make your life easier. Want more? </li></ul><ul><li>See https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ </li></ul>

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